Franklin Gallo (b. 1977) holds a B.S., from Duquesne University, a Performance Certificate from the Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera (Italy), a M.M. from Shenandoah University, a Diploma from the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music (Hungary), where he studied conducting with Péter Erdei, and a D.M.A. from The Hartt School, under the guidance of Edward Bolkovac.
Gallo has held faculty positions at Shepherd University, The Hartt School, and at DePaul University, teaching courses in musicianship, choral conducting, and choral pedagogy. He has served on summer faculty at DePaul University, Duquesne University, Silver Lake College and Westminster Choir College and has worked in numerous public school positions as a secondary choral educator. He is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, conference presenter, and composer. He was recently awarded the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize.